Originally Posted by Fishooked
Anyone can come down to my place and get some free poison ivy, to distract yourself from no power and long gasoline lines.
Free, I say!
At this point I'm ready to shove my gnarled arms into a wood chipper for some itch relief.
Dude. I am horribly allergic. When I was a filthy teen that never washed my hands, I got it doing yard work for my Dad. Now imagine everywhere a filthy teen boy puts his hands in the 10-12 hours between contact with water and soap (and thats being generous).
It started with giant blisters between each finger that filled with yellowy fluid to the point my fingers couldnt be stretched apart any further. My eyes, swollen shut. My arms, an angry mess of weeping, burn-like scabbing. my friggin ears inside and out...the same....
My schween....omg. I just cant.
I looked like Ron Jeremy if you scalded his cork in boiling water.
My mom had to take me to Long Island Jewish Hospital where they quickly put me on steroids...and I still suffered for weeks.
Months later, I still had red scarring all over my face, arms, schweenie, ears etc....
The smell of calomine lotion...cotton balls...that puss-weep that comes out of your wounds... still makes me gag.
Wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy.
Enjoy your weekend!